Community Nurse (Williton and Minehead)

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023
Join Our Team of Dedicated Community Nurses in Beautiful West Somerset!

Are you a compassionate Registered Nurse (RN) seeking a new opportunity? We havetwo Community Staff Nursepositions available within the West Somerset Community Nursing Team, based at eitherWilliton Community Hospital (TA4 4RA)orMinehead Community Hospital (TA24 6DF). Whichever base you choose the team cross-cover the whole area.

Our service covers the urban and rural areas of West Somerset, from the Quantock Hills to Exmoor. These full-time positions require you to work shifts across 7 days a week, from8am to 10pm, with most shifts falling between 8am and 6pm. You'll also work one twilight shift per week (2-10) and one in four weekends. There areno night shifts. We offer flexible working solutions where possible to ensure a work-life balance.

You'll need to be a car driver with your own vehicle to visit patients.We offer a generous mileage allowance to cover the use of your car for NHS business, which includes both mileage and depreciation. After a qualifying period, you can apply for an NHS lease car through our scheme, with options for salary deduction or sacrifice.

If you're a qualified RN looking for a new, rewarding challenge to advance your nursing career, join our proactive, friendly, and highly skilled team of nurses and support staff. We welcome informal chats and would love to meet you!

Main duties of the job

As a community RN, you'll provide care to patients in their homes, managing a range of complex health issues and collaborating with various other disciplines. You'll also work closely with the Hospital @ Home team, focused on preventing acute admission. You'll develop a broad range of nursing skills, including IV medication administration, palliative and end-of-life care, complex wound management, catheter and continence care, diabetes management, PICC line care, medication administration, and drain tube management. You'll need to make autonomous clinical decisions and create holistic care plans, with the support of your colleagues and Team Leaders. Comprehensive training and guidance will be provided by our two dedicated Clinical Lead nurses.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description, or contact

Cheryl Richards - 07825 351892 (


Vicky Baker 07825 142767 (

to arrange an informal visit/chat.

Person Specification

Relevant registration or working towards


  • Achieved registration or awaiting PIN


  • Has previous District Nursing experience

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


West Somerset District Nurses



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